Wapasu Conservancy Park
The Wapasu Lake Conservancy Park near Innisfree is a joint undertaking to preserve and protect the wildlife habitat known in and around the Lake. Wapasu Lake (Cree for white swan) is a known migratory stop for white swans, and countless wildlife species. Included in this project is the development of 4 kilometers of multi-use nature trails, bird viewing sites, and restored native botanical sites. Trails are developed to the summit of the natural elevation that provides a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding area for you to enjoy. Enjoy the new beach and playground, day-use, and recreational area along the southeast shore of the lake. For an overnight stay, book a room at the Beachside Bed & Breakfast.
Close to Ranfurly & Innisfree
4 km south of the Yellowhead Highway 16 on Range Road 115
Rotary Peace Park
Located approximately 1 km east of Vegreville on Highway 16A, this relaxing spot features a “Peace Grove” of 12 trees dedicated to promoting world peace through tourism. The park has a large picnic area and shelter with a fireplace and covered barbeque area. This area can also be reserved for private functions.
Contact Val at The Vegreville News Advertiser at (780) 632-2861.
Akasu is an age old Historical Site encompassing both Akasu Lake & Akasu Hill. The Hill was a rest stop for native tribes. Akasu is the Cree Indian word meaning “sick”. It is believed the name originates from natives who got sick drinking the water from the lake and the hill was where they came to perish. Akasu (Sickman Hill) is the highest geodetic elevation between Edmonton & Winnipeg, Manitoba.
From the West: From Vegreville, take Highway 16 due east for approximately 8 km. Turn north on Akasu Road (watch for the sign!). Follow Akasu Road for 5 km.
From the East: From Ranfurly, take Highway 16 due west for approximately 12 km. Turn north on Range Road 133 and follow for 2 km.
Note: The road is not recommended for RVs or large trucks.
(Excerpted from Kalyna Country 2008 Visitor’s and Events Guide)
Overnight accommodation is available in Vegreville, Mannville and throughout the County.
Bed and Breakfasts
- The Beachside Bed and Breakfast on Wapasu Lake. For more information call 780-592-3840 or visit http://www.thebeachside.ca/.
- Marushka’s Bed & Breakfast & Tea Room located in Lavoy. For more information call 780-658-2503.
- Thistles & Lace Bed & Breakfast located south of Mannville. For more information call 780-763-2241.
Vegreville Regional Museum – located 1km east of Vegreville on Highway 16A, the museum chronicles Vegreville and area’s history since 1890. The museum also includes Rt. Hon. Donald Mazankowski, P.C. Collection and the Vegreville & District Sports Hall of Fame. Phone: 780-632-7650 for current hours.
Mannville Historical Telephone Exchange – located on Main Street in Mannville in the former AGT Building. Built in 1917 it was the first AGT Building in Northern Alberta and is the only one of its kind in the province. The telephone exchange still boasts a working 1240 Northern Electric switchboard. Phone: 780-763-3848 for current hours.
Historic Bank of Commerce Museum – Located on Main Street Innisfree. Established in 1908 when the President of the Canadian Bank of Commerce visited and said that he would build a bank if they changed the name of the village from Delnorte to Innisfree. The tourist information centre is also housed in the bank. Phone: 780-592-3886 for current hours.